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About Desert Diamond Industries

Desert Diamond Industries Specializes in making the safest Diamond Brazed Safety Blades on the market and is the only diamond blade manufacturer with a lifetime operator error warranty. At Desert Diamond Industries your safety is our priority.

Desert Diamond Industries Give Back

It’s no secret that safety is top priority at Desert Diamond Industries. We are the home of The Safety Blade™ as well as the Lifetime Operator Error Warranty.

Desert Diamond Industries believes that there is absolutely no excuse for selling unsafe products. You have the right to the safest and most effective tools that you can get.

We have been distributing safe products to the cutting and grinding industry since 2008, and our desire to increase safety in the industry has only grown over time. In recent years, Desert Diamond Industries began creating and distributing safety training courses, as well as hosting safety demonstrations for companies and schools. It is immensely gratifying to provide students and employees with knowledge that will keep them safe in their field.

We have created the Desert Diamond Industries Give Back to take our safety mission one step further.

The Give Back is designed to help underfunded welding programs across America.  The Give Back is tailored to the specific needs of the chosen school of the month. We provide these programs with donations of our signature Safety Blade™, along with monetary donations to help the program provide their students with the best equipment available. 

 Each month we pick a school to sponsor, and Desert Diamond Industries’ sales determine the donation awarded. For every 15 safety blades Desert Diamond Industries sells, we give one to a program in need. We also accept and encourage donations for the Desert Diamond Industries Give Back; all proceeds go to the sponsored school of the month.

 In November we chose our first school to sponsor: The East Tech Titans! Thanks to our loyal customers, and the support we received at the Fabtech Trade Show, we presented the students at East Career & Technical Academy with a check for $1,500 as well as $2,500 worth of Safety Blades! Alongside our CEO, Nicholas Mione, we spent a day at East Tech working with the students. Nicholas led a hands on demonstration using Desert Diamond Industries equipment, and administered our safety training course. It was an exciting day with the Titans!

Watch East Tech’s Thank You Video Here!


We are looking for the next school to sponsor! If you know of a program in need, please contact us for consideration.

Please email a submission video to

Submission Requirements:

A short video describing the scope of the program, number of students in the program, and why we should pick you to be the next Desert Diamond Industries Give Back school.

A Message from the CEO

Nicholas Mione, CEO of Desert Diamond Industries“I believe in a world without conventional abrasive blades! I believe that every worker has a right to use the safest, most effective tools to perform their craft and to contribute to society as a whole.”

Desert Diamond Industries, was founded in Las Vegas, NV on February 1, 2008, by my brother Gionni and I. Together we had one thing in mind – “To make a change and a difference in the way the diamond blade industry operated and treated their clients.”

In our industry today, companies all over the world are taking risks with low quality designs which hamper efforts to “go green”, to decrease costs and litigation, and to increase safety. The light bulb was one of these first products “built to break”.

In 1921, General Electric and several other companies set up the Phoebus Cartel to limit the life of the light bulb. They standardized each bulb at 1,000 hours and fined producers when bulbs lasted longer. This resulted in the reduction of competition in the light bulb industry for almost fifteen years, and an accusation that this prevented technological advances that would have produced longer-lasting light bulbs. This is called “Planned Obsolescence”, and I believe this needs to stop.

The elimination of “Planned Obsolescence” today has never been more needed than in the metal working industry. Every day, students, employees, and people are injured by conventional abrasive blades supplied by the Multi-Billion dollar companies that specialize in abrasives. These same companies can simply stop making these discs and start using superabrasives, and yet they choose to not move to this alternative. This technology to use superabrasives not only saves clients thousands of dollars, but it eliminates the hazardous dust that is emitted, along with the potential life threating injuries caused by conventional abrasive blades when they explode.

Desert Diamond Industries’ goal is to ban abrasive blades all over the globe. Focus is starting with America first. Our vision is a world without conventional abrasive blades, a world where students in vocational programs and employees can operate discs that do not explode during use or emit cancer-causing dust. It is our commitment to the safety of those that use our products that drives the design of each blade.

The track record has been one of phenomenal success and growth for the clients using our superabrasives over the latter, and it is my personal goal to develop the structure and support teams needed to inspire and motivate people to join our cause to change the face of the welding industry today.

“We believe that every worker has a right to use the safest, most effective tools to perform their craft and to contribute to society as a whole.”

Nicholas Mione
CEO, Desert Diamond Industries

How Different Types of Construction Affect Roof Ventilation, by Firefighter Nation

We posted a series of articles a few months ago by Lt. John Hayowyk, Jr. of the Passaic, NJ Fire Department on how to access the roofs of Type 3 buildings during fires. That got us thinking: Just what is a “Type 3” building?

Capt. Randy Frassetto of the Surprise, AZ Fire-Medical Department has the answer over at Firefighter Nation. And since we sell roof ventilation blades, this article is about roof ventilation, too.

As you know, buildings can be grouped into five types based on their fire resistance. According to Frassetto, each type influences safe roof ventilation in surprising ways:

  • Type 1 (Fire-Resistive): Buildings of this type are made of fire-resistant materials like concrete and steel. They include high-rises and skyscrapers. They’re almost impossible to ventilate vertically or horizontally due to their height and heavy construction materials.
  • Type 2 (Non-Combustible): Buildings of this type are made of non-combustible materials like reinforced masonry and tilt slab. They include big box stores and strip malls. They often have metal roofs that are prone to early collapse and that resist most ventilation blades (but not the Fire Rescue Safety Blade).
  • Type 3 (Ordinary): Buildings of this type typically have non-combustible walls and wood roofs. They include a wide range of new and old construction. Vertical ventilation is often effective on Type 3 buildings, but their roofs and walls are sometimes unsafe for ventilation crews.
  • Type 4 (Heavy Timber): Buildings of this type are made of heavy, large-dimensional timber. They include many buildings built before 1960. These buildings normally resist fire well. However, their timbers may be poorly maintained or infested with termites, forcing roof ventilation crews to take extra care, and are heavy enough to slow cutting.
  • Type 5 (Wood-Framed): Buildings of this type are made of combustible materials like wood. They include many modern homes. They’re often roofed with ceramic or asphalt shingles over lightweight trusses or oriented strand board (OSB), materials that are easily cut by most roof ventilation blades. These buildings can collapse quickly, but they respond well to roof ventilation, especially over isolated room fires.

Read more at Firefighter Nation, and let us know what you think in the comments here.

Capt. Randy Frassetto, Firefighter Nation, “Understanding Building Construction Types

How to Cut Decorative Joints in Concrete, by

How to Cut Decorative Joints in Concrete, by ConcreteNetwork.comYou’ve probably seen decorative joints in concrete before, from faux paving stones to circular medallions. You may have even wondered how they’re made. After all, saw blades only cut in straight lines, right?

According to Bob Harris of the Decorative Concrete Institute, not really.

Harris shows you how to cut both round joints and precise straight joints with walk-behind saws and angle grinders in this video. (You may remember him from another video that we featured two weeks ago on cutting control joints in concrete). Since this is a video about decorative concrete, there’s also a section on dyeing and acid staining. Watch it now, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

How to Attack Hinges on Outward-Opening Doors during Forcible Entry, by Fire Engineering

How to Attack Hinges on Outward-Opening Doors during Forcible Entry, by Fire Engineering

Courtesy of Brotherhood Instructors, LLC

There are times when you want to attack a door’s hinges instead of its latch side during forcible entry, say Lt. Samuel Hittle of the Wichita, KS Fire Department and Capt. Chad Dailey of the Kansas City, MO Fire Department. (We agree; we’ve had videos on attacking the hinges of outward-opening and inward-opening doors on this blog before) Maybe the occupant’s loaded the latch side with lots of security devices, or you want to remove the door so that your lines won’t be obstructed.

That’s why they wrote this article for Fire Engineering. It tells you how to attack door hinges on outward-opening doors with saws (our personal favorite) and the irons. Whether your department emphasizes these skills in their training or not, this is still a good article. Read it now.

Fire Engineering, “Hinge-Side Forcible Entry on Outward Swinging Doors